Madagascar: Building Urban Resilience in Greater Antananarivo

Context and Objectives

The Government of Madagascar is starting the implementation of the "Integrated Urban Development and Resilience Project" (PRODUIR), which aims to enhance climate resilience and urban living conditions in the poorest and most vulnerable neighborhoods of Greater Antananarivo. PRODUIR is financed by a $75 million IDA credit, and will:

  • improve infrastructure for drainage and flood protection;
  • improve urban living conditions and livelihoods;
  • enhance resilient urban governance and disaster preparedness.

The ACP-EU NDRR Program is supporting the implementation of PRODUIR by providing analytics on key investments.

Main Activities

Component 1: Disaster informed urban planning and design.

Activities under this component develop innovative urban development plans that incorporate disaster risk management. This includes plans on evacuation routes, shelters and first response centers.

Component 2: Green solutions for resilient urban development.

Activities under this component includes an assessment of the costs, benefits, and implementation considerations for the implementation of nature-based solutions in Antananarivo. An investment plan for up-scaling these solutions in Antananarivo and possible other cities is being developed, and capacity building activities are being provided for central and municipal officials.

Component 3: Community-based solid waste management.

Activities under this component develop an assessment of challenges regarding effective solid waste management. Subsequently, innovative community-based approaches will be proposed and piloted.

Component 4: Policy dialogue and donor coordination

Under this component, the project is improving donor coordination in the urban space and maintains a policy dialogue across government counterparts.


Project activities have started recently.

Partnerships and Coordination

The project is implemented with the Ministry of Land Use Planning, National Disaster Risk Management Agencies, and Municipal Authorities. Close coordination is being ensured with the French Development Agency (Agence Française de Développement) and EU-funded projects.

  • Africa
Window of Action
  • Window 2
Amount approved
  • $500,000
  • $75,000,000
  • 11/2018 - 02/2020